K.J. Yossman Paramount+ has unveiled a slate of exclusive acquisitions for the U.K. and Ireland including Keshet’s “La Brea” from NBCUniversal Global Distribution and “Minx,” starring Jake Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond.“La Brea” is a survival thriller in which citizens battle for survival after they’re pulled into a mysterious land via a Los Angeles sinkhole while “Minx” tells the story of a young feminist and low-rent publisher who set out to create an erotic magazine for women in the 1970s.“Minx” was acquired from Lionsgate alongside Topher Grace’s “Home Economics,” about the relationship between three adult siblings, and “Son of a Critch,” which is based on the memoir from “This Hour Has Twenty-Two Minutes” host Mark Critch.
The shows will debut on the streamer in August.“The Thing About Pam,” also acquired from NBCUniversal Global Distribution and starring Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel and Judy Greer, dropped on Paramount+ last month.
The story is based on the murder of Betsy Faria in 2011.Meanwhile the streamer has also acquired “Chapelwaite,” which stars Adrien Brody and is based on the Stephen King short story “Jerusalem’s Lot,” from Sony Pictures Television, and the series “Savage River” (starring “13 Reasons Why” lead Katherine Langford) from Dynamic Television.
Langford plays a young woman who is determined to prove her innocence after her small rural town is rocked by a shocking murder.“We are working hard to make Paramount+ the exclusive home of premium content from around the world,” Anna-Belen Dunlop, senior director of acquisitions, at Paramount U.K.Read more on variety.com